Governors and staff of Stanmore College are celebrating being awarded significant investment, as part of the government’s landmark new scheme, to refurbish the Stanmore campus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched the fund to rebuild and transform colleges, and thus create modern, fit-for-purpose estates.
Stanmore College, based in north-west London, features prominently in the list of 16 colleges targeted nationwide.
Stanmore College’s newly refurbished campus will provide students with a state-of-the-art learning environment for the local and wider North West London community.
Principal, Sarbdip Noonan, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the government has taken robust action by selecting and supporting Stanmore College and colleges nationwide that can deliver the education and skills that the economy needs for sustained economic growth.
“It is important to take stock of the effects of the pandemic, and rising unemployment rates, as colleges will play a key role in providing the stability, skills and qualifications needed for nationwide recovery, to enhance social mobility and job creation.
“As a result of the dedication of our staff, students and parents, Stanmore College has been recognised as worthy of significant investment as the College make a tangible positive impact on society.”
Chair of the Board of Governors, Rabbi Gideon Schulman added: “This is incredibly exciting news. Stanmore College’s Board of Governors has an incredibly focussed team which has set an aspiring strategy for the college to follow.
“The fact that the college has been selected for capital investment to revitalise its estate recognises that Stanmore College is a great place to learn, and our students will enjoy first-class facilities.”
The work will be scheduled to take place at the least disruptive times, to ensure the success of their students.